Love Your Local Market is a celebration of the UK’s market culture here in the UK which takes place between the 14th and 28th of May. Last year saw 700 markets taking part with over 4,000 events being organised.
I accepted an invitation to the Love Your Local Market reception in Parliament in this week where we discussed the importance of market traders in ensuring the success of our high streets and town centres.
The organisers use the fortnight as an opportunity to promote the value of local markets and encourage people to get along to their nearest stalls.
Hyde’s market stalls have been an important feature of the town for over 125 years, and I encourage people to get along and lend their support.
To find out more about Love Your Local Market you can visit their website at www.loveyourlocalmarket.org.uk.